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Park Hyatt Guangzhou Mixed-Use Tower – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Park Hyatt Guangzhou Tower
Location: Guangzhou, China
Completed: 2015 (Expected)
Architect: Goettsch Partners

AE Interest: 946.52 ft tall mixed-use tower includes offices, condominiums, apartments, retail, and a hotel; Exterior pinches in at corners to distinguish different functions of the building; Two-acre site sits over a transit station at the intersection of two subway lines; Staggered vertical strips on the facade stretches and compresses like tendons
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Written by Caitlyn Kallus

February 22, 2015 at 8:34 pm

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RELAXX Sport and Leisure Center – Bratislava, Slovakia

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Building: RELAXX Sport and Leisure Center
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Completed: 2008
Architect: Andrea Klimková and Peter Kručay (AK2)

AE Interest: Flow of building harmonizes with chaos of outside environment; “Naked” concrete legs hold up elongated structure; Two facades contrast: One side is of opaque titan-zinc cladding and the other is transparent with glazing

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Written by Caitlyn Kallus

September 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm

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Tianjin Sports Arena – Tianjin, China

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Building: Tianjin Sports Arena
Location: Tianjin, China
Completed: 2010
Architect: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Architect on Record: Academy of Architectural Design and City Planning Tianjin University
Developer: Tianjin University Department of Campus Construction and Planning

AE Interest: Link between campus and downtown; Translucent gold-tinted perforated steel panels are mounted 4 meters in front of the actual exterior wall to create sense of spacial depth; Rhombic shape exterior; Two foyers formed of large expanse of windows sloping upwards to let light in; Arena split up into smaller courts for everyday use

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Written by Caitlyn Kallus

September 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm

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City of Jaca Hockey Arena – Jaca, Spain

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Building: City of Jaca Hockey Arena
Location: Jaca, Spain
Construction Years: 2005-2008
Architect: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos
Structural Engineer: Arup
Ice Production: Ati
Contractor: Vias

AE Interest: Representative of the European Youth Olympic Festival of Jaca 2007; Dome shape takes strength of nearby mountains with no visible facade; Membrane perceived to be soft crystal ice; Only concrete, brick, and ice under “delicate” shell

Articles: [1]

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Written by Caitlyn Kallus

September 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

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Arena Zagreb – Zagreb, Croatia

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Building: Arena Zagreb
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Completed: 2009
Architect: UPI-2M
Structural Engineer: UPI-2M
Main Contractors: TriGránit, Ingra

AE Interest: Oval ribbed bowl structure is a landmark to otherwise underdeveloped area; Suspended roof structure minimizes extra support below; Designed to host  2009 World Men’s Handball Championship, but flexibility of grandstand allows for use of any event

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Written by Caitlyn Kallus

September 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

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2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium – Incheon, South Korea

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Building: 2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Completed: 2014
Architect: Populous
Architect on Record: Heerim Architects and Planners
Structural Engineer: DongYang Structural Engineers (Dr. Kwang Ryang Chung and Jung Young Jang)
Construction Company: Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. (Man-Ho Han)

AE Interest: Stadium reduces down to 30,000 seats from 70,000 seats after the 17th Asian Games as a People’s Park, Dynamic form symbolizes the traditional Buddhist ritual Seung Moo dances

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Video: [1]

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Written by Caitlyn Kallus

September 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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